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Agency: Initiative

Job Function: Client Services

Location: London, United Kingdom

Job Ref#: 13591

Beschreibung und Anforderungen

Position Summary

This role sits as part of the Rufus (dedicated Amazon) team in the AWS EMEA Hub, based in London and servicing the AWS client team in Europe. 

The AWS team at Rufus work in a dynamic, fast paced environment where innovating on behalf of consumers is at the heart of everything we do.

The Associate Director, Digital Partnerships EMEA is responsible for developing, executing, and monitoring all digital media Partnership strategy and plans for clients across EMEA, ensuring the work is to specification and correct as well as overseeing any applicable team work resource/allocation, growth and development. 

The Associate Director will drive the team to explore and identify non-traditional partnerships opportunities and innovations. This is critical to their development and the success of the Partnerships division.

Key Responsibilities

  • Direct communication with EMEA clients for all marketplace intelligence, negotiation and partnership needs and share (with the AWS Digital Lead, Rufus EMEA) leadership accountability for team’s day-to-day responsibilities. 
  • Manage partnership deliverables and expectations with clients on a daily basis 
  • Establish and maintain mid-level partner relationships on behalf of agency and client 
  • Collaborate with Strategy, Analytics and CAM teams to ensure alignment with and delivery against client KPI’s 
  • Partner with other internal teams to drive integrated solutions for clients 
  • Oversee partnership plan development, recommendation, and implementation, incorporating necessary and appropriate rationale and research for client buy-in 
  • Regularly provide performance assessments to the team and help them to work toward their professional goals 
  • Promote an open working environment where opinions, views and ideas can be shared and curiosity is valued. 
  • Partner with other internal teams to drive integrated solutions for clients 
  • Mentor and assist in the training of all team members 
  • Provide partner selection recommendation and justification designed to deliver on client KPI’s using the most sophisticated use of data and analytics, via multi-faceted, strategic partnerships, while delivering maximum strategic value and efficiency 
  • Responsible for ensuring the Digital Partnerships team has clear strategy, budget and objectives at all times 
  • Support and collaborate with all MB SBU’s for maximum effectiveness and seamless integration onto client business 
  • Support MAGNA aggregate negotiations across all Digital media channels 

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Experience in digital media including experience of management  required 
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain strong professional relationships with clients, colleagues and vendors
  • Demonstrated ability to develop integrated marketing communication plans encompassing traditional and non-traditional media strategies
  • Ability to drive projects from conception to completion; project management experience
  • Proven knowledge of online planning and research tools and resources
  • Experience with campaign management/ad serving technology: Double Click DART, Atlas DMT
  • Preferred working knowledge of third party Internet marketing research: comScore Media Metrix, Nielsen NetView, @Plan, eMarketer and others

Employment Transparency

At Mediabrands and Kinesso, we celebrate difference and believe this makes us stronger. Mediabrands and Kinesso are equal opportunity employers and committed to championing an inclusive culture that provides a sense of belonging for all our employees. We do not discriminate against any applicant based on age, disability, race, colour, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, belief, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Please reach out to our Talent Inclusion Specialist Jess at if you would like to have a confidential conversation regarding any adjustments that would ensure our recruitment process is accessible for you. Please note requesting a reasonable adjustment will not affect your application.

Über uns

Initiative is different to other media agencies.
We are not trapped by a legacy structure primarily centered on paid advertising. Instead, we are liberated by a new world structure designed to deliver highly differentiated and highly effective communications strategies for our clients.
We are the world’s fastest growing media agency built upon the strongest strategic capability of any agency in the market. Core to this strategic proposition is the belief that the faster a brand can move through culture the more relevant it can become.
We call this Cultural Velocity ™.
Our process is designed to create ideas that move through culture through unique insight, market leading analytics and strategic media brilliance.
Our new world model is comprised of “craft centers” – Client Advice and Management, Strategy, Communications Design, Partnership and Culture, Insights & Analytics.